Players and Teams Honored at Banquet

December 22, 2011
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Grand Slam Baseball Club would like to thank all of our volunteers and supporters as our year comes to end with a special thanks to E.B. Athletic Board, Shawn Theriault, Gary Obermeir,Jimmy Carusso, Phil Brangiforte, and Robert Lewis Jr. without the help and support of the community and volunteers none of this would be...

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Police Briefs 12-21-2011

December 22, 2011
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Sunday, December 11 No arrests. Monday, December 12 Wilver Merino of 20 Marion Street, East Boston was arrested and charged with assault & battery. Richard Matranga of 459 Meridian Street, East Boston was arrested and charged with assault & battery. Tuesday, December 13 No arrests. Wednesday, December 14 No arrests. Thursday, December 15 Christopher...

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Obituaries 12-21-2011

December 22, 2011
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Richard Fox  East Boston Resident Richard “Rick” R. Fox of East Boston died on December 16. He was the beloved husband of Beatrice (Cambria) Fox; loving father of Cheryl Demodena and her husband, Ken of Saugus, and Richard “Ricky” Fox and his wife, Gina of Wakefield; cherished grandfather of Erica and Adam Demodena-Baker, Kenneth...

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Clammers Are Prepared to Go to Federal Court over Oil Spill

December 21, 2011
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Twenty clammers affected by the massive clam die-off last year that they say was caused by a significant oil spill at Logan Airport are prepared to file a lawsuit in federal court against the fueling company and Massport. The group of New England clammers, through their lawyer, have drafted an Oil Pollution Act Letter...

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East Boston Man Convicted of Second-degree Murder

December 21, 2011
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In a trial that lasted for two weeks,  a Suffolk Superior Court jury convicted an East Boston man accused of killing a Chelsea man last summer. Last Wednesday, the jury convicted Jonathan Carvalho, 22, of East Boston of second-degree murder for gunning down 29-year-old Luis Raul Rodriguez on Central Avenue in Chelsea on August...

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Developers Are Energized by Mayor’s District Proposal

December 15, 2011
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Developers Are Energized by Mayor’s District Proposal

Developers of the waterfront development projects slated for East Boston are beaming with excitement over Mayor Thomas Menino’s recent speech before the Boston Chamber of Commerce. Last week, during his annual speech at the Chamber Menino pitched his plan to establish an Eastie Waterfront Development District, allowing the City to use various tools to...

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Marine Thwarts Car Theft Attempt

December 15, 2011
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An East Boston man was arrested this week after a U.S. Marine helped thwart his attempts to steal a car in downtown Boston. The incident occurred in Liberty Square Sunday evening where Marines annually collect Toys for Tots for the Christmas holiday. The Marine, who wished to remain nameless, was in his dress blues...

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Study Shows Increased Need for Food Assistance

December 15, 2011
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East Boston based Project Bread has released numbers from its annual Status Report on Hunger in Massachusetts 2011. Each year Project Bread, the state’s leading anti-hunger organization conducts and in dept study of how resident in Eastie and across the state are struggling to keep food on their tables. Compared to last year’s report...

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Casino Battle Royal: Suffolk Downs Vs. Foxboro

December 15, 2011
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Suffolk Downs and Foxboro – or East Boston, Revere and Foxboro and its neighboring towns, are now in a fight to the finish to capture the hearts and minds of their residents regarding the possibility of placing a casino in those two locations. According to the state’s expanded gambling bill, only one casino will...

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Patriot Players Kevin Faulk and Matthew Slater Educate Students About Teen Relationship Violence

December 15, 2011
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Kevin Faulk and Matthew Slater of the New England Patriots visited East Boston High School last Friday to lead Training Camps for Life – a partnership of the National Football League Players Association, A CALL TO MEN and the Verizon Foundation – to educate students about teen relationship violence. The half-day, NFL-star-studded event addressed...

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Police Briefs 12-14-2011

December 15, 2011
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December 4 Jeffrey Inglese of 282 Chelsea Street, East Boston was arrested on outstanding warrants. December 5 Carlos Rendon of 38 Main Street, Winthrop was arrested and charged with distribution of class D marijuana within 1000ft of a school zone. Michael Perez of 35A Tudor Street, Lynn was arrested and charged with possession of...

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Obituaries 12-14-2011

December 15, 2011
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Catherine Barrett East Boston resident Catherine M. (Fisher) Barrett of East Boston died in Arizona on December 7. She was the beloved wife of the late William J. Barrett; mother of Kathleen M. Goulet of Arizona and the late William G. Barrett;  sister of Margaret Heffron of Somerville and the late Francis, William, Charles,...

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The Next Wave? Menino Pitches Plans to Establish a Waterfront Development District

December 8, 2011
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The Next Wave? Menino Pitches Plans to Establish a Waterfront Development District

When talking about how East Boston is the city’s next up and coming neighborhood residents here inevitably utter the words, ‘now if we can only get the waterfront done’. Eastie has sat idle and watched as the waterfronts of South Boston, the North End and Charlestown changed the landscape of those neighborhoods and the...

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EBNASA Instrumental in the Adoption of E-cigarette Regulations

December 8, 2011
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The East Boston Neighborhood Against Substance Abuse (EBNASA) was instrumental in lobbying the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) to adopt new regulations concerning the sale of E-Cigarettes or electronic cigarettes in the city. After hearing from groups like EBNASA and he Boston Alliance for Public Health (BAPH), the BPHC voted this week to approved...

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AG Briefs Residents on Lawsuit over Foreclosures

December 8, 2011
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Playtime is over for banks dragging their feet to help East Boston residents facing foreclosure to modify their loans. Attorney General Martha Coakley was at the East Boston Neighborhood Affordable Housing (NOAH) last Friday to brief the agency on her unprecedented lawsuits against five national banks in connection with their roles in allegedly pursuing...

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Pizza Plan Moves Ahead, Despite Community Angst

December 8, 2011
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The lawyer for Woody’s Liquors, Daniel Toscano, said his client is moving forward with plans to open a takeout pizzeria inside the liquor store despite continued neighborhood opposition and opposition from East Boston’s three elected officials and the Mayor’s office. Toscano, who filed for a common victuallers (CV) license to sell pizza in a...

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The Waterfront: East Boston Finally Has Its Moment Under the Sun

December 8, 2011
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The highlight of Mayor Menino’s speech to the Boston Chamber of Commerce made Tuesday morning at the Copley Plaza Hotel is that he has asked the Boston Redevelopment Authority to begin the process of creating an East Boston Waterfront Development District. The mayor called this a jump-start. For the long underdeveloped East Boston waterfront...

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A Game of Around the World: Kenneth Ramos Will Represent the Boston Public Schools on a Cross-cultural Exchange Program with China

December 8, 2011
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East Boston High School basketball player Kenneth Ramos will be one of eight students chosen to represent the Boston Public Schools and the city during a cross-cultural exchange program with China. Ramos will be leaving with his team on the 10-day trip on Wednesday where he and his teammates from seven Boston schools will...

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Police Briefs 12-07-2011

December 8, 2011
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Sunday, November 27 Jose Juan Deblas of 220 Saratoga Street, East Boston was arrested and charged with assault & battery on a police officer. Monday, November 28 John J Gil of 3 Monmouth Street, East Boston was arrested and charged with operating under the influence and leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident....

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Obituaries 12-07-2011

December 8, 2011
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Michael DeGregorio  Past Venerable Winthrop Sons of Italy and Life Member of Winthrop Elks Michael A. DeGregorio of East Boston, formerly of Winthrop, died December 1 at the Lighthouse Nursing Center, Revere. He was 89 years old. Born in East Boston, the son of the late Concetta Buonopane and Michael DeGregorio, he moved to...

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Menino, Main Streets Light the Way for Residents to Shop Locally

December 2, 2011
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Menino, Main Streets Light the Way for Residents to Shop Locally

It’s that time of year but instead of wracking your brain at a crowded mall trying to figure out what gift to get that special someone this Christmas, East Boston Main Streets and Mayor Thomas Menino are urging residents to spend their holiday dollars in the neighborhood. It was the first time in his...

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Design Portion of Central Square Project Nears Completion

December 2, 2011
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Design Portion of Central Square Project Nears Completion

Based on months of community input the City of Boston is comfortable with the design of the proposed $4 million rehab to Central Square although there still may be a bit of tweaking over the next couple of months. The fifth in a series of community input meeting regarding the overhaul of the square...

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Woody’s Will Hold: A Public Meeting on Expansion Plans

December 2, 2011
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The controversial plan to add a takeout pizza parlor to Woody’s Liquors on Saratoga Street gained momentum over the past two weeks according to the Boston Licensing Board without the knowledge of the community or East Boston’s city councilor. Woody’s has filed for a common victuallers (CV) license with the city to open a...

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EBHS Football

December 2, 2011
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The East Boston High School football team beat their archrivals, South Boston 12-6 Thanksgiving Day to capture the Boston North Division title. The Jets will face a much-anticipated rematch against Blue Hills for the Division 4A playoff game this week. The game was dominated by the speed of Eastie’s Jimenez-Fox who rushed for 106...

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